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John Oxley Library Fellowship

About the Fellowship

The John Oxley Library Fellowship is awarded annually to support researchers of all disciplines, historians, writers and creatives the opportunity to uncover Queensland’s rich and diverse history utilising the resources of the John Oxley Library and State Library of Queensland.  

The fellowship recipient will receive a stipend of $25,000, a personal workspace within the Neil Roberts Research Lounge for 12 months and premium access to State Library’s extensive collections and library staff expertise. The Honorary Fellowship receives the same benefits as the recipient of the John Oxley Library Fellowship without the stipend.  

Want more information? Read our FAQ, or reach out to us at or on (07) 3840 7879 or (07) 3840 7887.

Proudly supported by the proudly supported by the Queensland Library Foundation's President’s Circle patrons.

2024 John Oxley Library Fellow

The 2024 John Oxley Library Fellowship was awarded to Dr John Willsteed for his project, Dive For Your Memory – Queensland music stories.

John's project will develop a methodology for extending engagement with oral histories in institutional collections. Its intention is to create new knowledge about music in Queensland. It will use the existing John Oxley Library collections, as well as adding to these collections by filming interviews with musicians from across the state.


Dr John Willsteed, 2024 John Oxley Library Fellow

2024 John Oxley Library Fellow, Dr John Willsteed.

2024 John Oxley Library Honorary Fellow

The 2024 John Oxley Library Honorary Fellowship was awarded to Dr Eun-ji Amy Kim and Dr Aaron Teo for their project, Culinary Crossroads: history of Asian-Australian eateries and migration policies in Queensland

This project aims to delve into how changes in Australia's contemporary migration policies, spanning from the 1940s to the present, have influenced Asian restaurant owners. The goal is to gain insight into the broader impact of multiculturalist policies on Asian-Australians, particularly in Queensland.


2024 John Oxley Library Honorary Fellows, Dr Eun-ji Amy Kim and Dr Aaron Teo.

2024 John Oxley Library Honourary Fellows, Dr Eun-ji Amy Kim and Dr Aaron Teo.

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